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The Series consists of four separate practica:
Bronze - Foundations In Interpersonal Communications,
Silver - Foundations In Problem Solving and Conflict Management,
Gold - Foundations In Group Work, and
Platinum - Foundations In Leadership Style.
Each practicum focuses on developing the participants' skills, attitudes and ability to apply theory, in a prescribed area of leadership, while at the same time enhancing their self-awareness and self-knowledge.
The practica must be taken in sequential order because the skills introduced earlier in the series are re-introduced, applied and practised at every subsequent level. In the normal course of events a student would likely take one practicum a term. They have the freedom to stop at whatever level they wish or curtail their involvement for a time and return to enter the level above the one they have completed.
Each of the six, weekly, two-hour sessions in a practicum follows a workshop format and emphasizes activities that facilitate learning and skills development through doing. Experiential learning like this is best done in small groups and for this reason practicum size are held at a maximum of 20 participants. At times during a session participants will work independently, in pairs and in small groups. One of the process goals for each practicum is the development of a safe and supportive group climate, where individuals are willing to risk being wrong and share honest feedback. For this reason students are not allowed to make up a missed session by joining another group.
What is required from you?
Your registration for each level will be confirmed upon payment of $45. Upon submitting your availability into either our Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum waiting pools, please stay tuned for an email from our Leadership Programs administrator with instructions on how to pay.
Each practicum level involves six weeks of group training sessions, two hours per week, and up to one hour of tasks between sessions (totaling approx. 15 to 16 hours). Note: Occasionally Fast-track courses are offered, condensing two to three sessions into one day.
Students who miss more than 2-hours of class time in each level will automatically fail the course. See policies section below for more information regarding refunds.
Demonstrated Learning & Understanding
Participants at all levels must demonstrate that they have a basic grasp of the levels content. Students who successfully pass the final quiz, and demonstrate a grasp of the skills and concepts will be able to advance on to the next level.
You will need to bring your willingness to give and receive constructive feedback, the courage to risk being wrong and grow from your mistakes, and an openness to self-scrutiny and change.
Once you have confirmed registration, cancellation must be made a full 24 hours prior to the start of the first class in order to receive a full refund.
If you withdraw from the course without 24 hours’ notice and do not attend the first class, you will be charged a $20 missed appointment fee. Thus, you will only be entitled to a $25 refund.
Students who attend the first class, but then choose to withdraw, or students who fail the course will not receive a refund.
Students who wish to re-register in any level can do so at a discounted rate of $25.